Brick By Brick



Build a more productive and thoughtful lifeone brick at time. Identify the things that are most important in life, and then align the time you spend with those values.


  • #13 - Productivity is not a destination

    06/06/2019 Duración: 09min

    Productivity is a journey. Too often the desire to do things perfectly holds me back from ever starting. For others, it's easy to keep moving and hard to slow down for reflection. When you can pair the two together, you'll be unstoppable—always pressing forward, always adapting to challenges. Just get started. Habitually reflect and revise. * * * Read along here --- Support this podcast:

  • #12 - Productivity Hangover

    29/05/2019 Duración: 08min

    Maximizing your output on any given day almost inevitably leads to fallout the next day, with a significant drop in energy, focus, and overall productivity. Our minds and bodies need time to recover, whether we think so or not—just like runner after a marathon or a college student after a frat party. Read along here --- Support this podcast:

  • #11 - Your to-do app is like a credit card

    23/05/2019 Duración: 09min

    Time is limited, but digital tools disconnect us from the true cost of each task on our list—which makes it hard to spend time wisely. A time budget helps you make and execute a plan to spend your time well. Keeping a time budget also forces you to face how you spend your time, for better or worse, so you can learn from past mistakes and celebrate past victories. Read along here *** Links Time Is Money—Spend it Wisely RescueTime Toggl --- Support this podcast:

  • #10 - Create time for what matters tomorrow by investing time today

    10/04/2019 Duración: 07min

    Too often we let short term pleasure and pain determine how we spend our time—and in the process, we rob ourselves of future benefits or set ourselves up for future trouble. “You multiply time by spending time on things today that give you more time tomorrow.” ~ Rory Vaden Start viewing time like money—invest time today to free up time in the future. Then you can either re-invest that time or you can spend it (which is the whole point of having time in the first place). Link :: Abbott & Costello movie clip Read along with this podcast episode here --- Support this podcast:

  • #9 - Better breaks lead to better work

    26/03/2019 Duración: 03min

    A break can feel like a waste of time, because it doesn’t directly produce anything of value. But that’s not true. A good break produces something hard to get anywhere else: energy and focus. Read along here --- Support this podcast:

  • #8 - How I learned to take terrible breaks

    20/03/2019 Duración: 13min

    The point of a break is not to temporarily stop working. The point is to rest so you can return to your work with renewed focus and energy. Read along here --- Support this podcast:

  • #7 - All yours apps, emails, and tasks are slowing you down

    09/03/2019 Duración: 12min

    Digital tools are great, but they have upsides and downsides. Two problems with digital: it's too easy to add things and too easy to keep things. This episode will give you four strategies to keep your digital collections from growing out of control. Read along here --- Support this podcast:

  • #6 - You don't need more time

    01/03/2019 Duración: 12min

    Our problem isn't a lack of time, but a lack of clarity and unrealistic expectations. We think more time will help, but the real problem is we give far too much time to things that aren’t important. (text version coming soon) --- Support this podcast:

  • #5 - Stop over-committing and accomplish more of what matters

    21/02/2019 Duración: 10min

    If you are going to accomplish your ambitious goals, you will need clarity. You have to be clear about how much time and energy your goals require and how much you can spare. Read along here --- Support this podcast:

  • #4 - Is more always better?

    17/02/2019 Duración: 04min

    Juggling illustrates why adding more of something can actually be worse. We can apply this idea to our to-do lists, our reading lists, and more. Read along here --- Support this podcast:

  • #3 - Water pressure and a life of impact

    11/02/2019 Duración: 02min

    How keeping your focus narrow can help you to live a life of greater impact. Read along here --- Support this podcast:

  • #2 - It's not about perfection—it's about direction

    04/02/2019 Duración: 11min

    Your current results have more to do with what you’ve done before than what you do today. So don’t judge progress by your results–judge it by your habits. Read along here --- Support this podcast:

  • #1 - Ditch your schedule—make an Agenda instead

    01/02/2019 Duración: 07min

    An Agenda helps you keep track of all the demands on your time—both tasks and appointments. It helps you plan better, forces you to face limitations, and helps you reflect and grow. Read along here --- Support this podcast:

  • #0 — Introduction

    31/01/2019 Duración: 01min

    What is the Brick by Brick podcast? --- Support this podcast: